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November 17, 2021

Nuclear Weapons
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: A Conversation With Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus discusses nuclear security, the testing history of nuclear weapons, and the potential fallout of using nuclear weapons in war. The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security wa…

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October 26, 2021

Germany
The Life and Legacy of Angela Merkel

Panelists discuss the life and career of Angela Merkel and the future of U.S.-German relations and the larger transatlantic alliance.

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October 22, 2021

Afghanistan
Afghanistan in Hindsight: Lessons From Two Decades of War

Our panelists discuss the history of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, critical policy decisions made during four U.S. administrations, and what lessons can be learned from the two-decade war.

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October 15, 2021

Europe
Brexit: The Future of Northern Ireland and Scotland

Panelists discuss the ongoing challenges in the post-Brexit process, the prospects that Northern Ireland and Scotland could leave the United Kingdom via referendums, and the possible implications for…

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October 5, 2021

Inequality
Virtual Roundtable: The Persistence of Social Hierarchy

It seems that on race, everything changes and nothing does—even as many rural white Americans feel ignored and scorned by cosmopolitan elites. How should we understand today’s communal tensions, and …

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September 14, 2021

COVID-19
Reporting on COVID-19

Luciana Borio, senior fellow for global health at CFR, provides an update on the virus, including information on vaccinations and the latest variants. Natalie Krebs, health reporter at Iowa Public Ra…

Play Dr Nicola Steedman interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer conducts a tv interview, as the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs are being given to the staff, at the Western General Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Edinburgh,

September 9, 2021

Education
Higher Education Webinar: Pandemic-Related Inequities in Higher Education

Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University and founding director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, and Clyde Wilson Pickett, vice…

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August 4, 2021

United States
Renewing America: Fixing America’s Infrastructure

Panelists discuss major potential reforms to U.S. infrastructure, including new technological advances in transportation, traditional and digital infrastructure, universal broadband, smart cities, an…

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June 30, 2021

Immigration and Migration
Home and Abroad Series Public Forum: U.S. Immigration Policy

CFR’s Home and Abroad Series Public Forum explores migration trends and the many questions confronting U.S. immigration policy, including but not limited to our southern border.

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June 30, 2021

Elections and Voting
Virtual Roundtable: The Rise of Political Partisanship

The first session of the Threats to American Democracy Roundtable series focuses on the rise of political partisanship. The founders considered factions a grave threat to the new republic. We are now…

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